Stray Leaves from the Journal of a Traveller in Search of Ancient Coins

Stray Leaves from the Journal of a Traveller in Search of Ancient Coins

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... CCR CONVENTVS HEL DSD. It is a vow addressed to the sun, as tutelar genius106 of 106 The powers of nature, the Genii, were classed into benign and maleficent, into good and evil. It appears that, by this word genius, the ancients denoted a quality, a generative power; for the following words, which are all of one family, convey Lausonna; and also to the moon, by Publius Clodius, of the family Cornelia, for the preservation of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and L. Verus. This Clodius bears the title of first warden (curator) of the inhabitants of Lausonna; for the second time Sextumvir Augustalis. He had set up this monument at his own expense, and by the consent of the Helvetic Diet. This inscription corresponds with A.D. 161.107 At the old Lausona, or Lausoniuin, a terra-cotta urn has also been found, with the inscription, FOR. BEL., which was explained Forum Beliorum. Hard by Lausanne is still a more elevated spot than the castle, called Sauvbelin, or Bois de Sauvabelin, which is the Celtic Seve-Belin, Silva-Belini, Abelio, Apollo, Sol, Baal-Shamaim, Lord of heavens, namely, a forest formerly sacred to Belenus, and on which spot there still remains a wood. Many of those groves of the Celts were situated on hills,10" in conspicuous positions, commanding a wide prospect opposite either to the plain country or to surrounding mountains, also on places which, by a bold mighty rock, or this meaning, genos, genesis, genus, gens. There were the genii of places, towns, colonies, provinces, fountains, etc.; to them sacrifices were made on certain days in the year. On coins we read, Genio Populi Romani, Genio Augusti, Genio Senatus, Genio Exercituum, etc. 107 Among the silver coins of the family Claudia, there is one which bears a similar name, P. CLODIUS....show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661710
  • 9781236661715